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There are 50 days until #WITMonth begins! And since of course recognizing #womenintranslation should not be a fixture of August alone, this thread will feature one woman writer from around the world for the next 50 days!
#WITMonth Countdown Day 50: Trifonia Melibea Obono from Equatorial Guinea, translated from Spanish by @lawrenceschimel! LA BASTARDA is a great choice for #PrideMonth as well, a slim novella that more than carries its weight.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 49: Rania Mamoun is a Sudanese writer and journalist, whose THIRTEEN MONTHS OF SUNRISE was recently translated from Arabic into English by @lissiejaquette!

(Photo credit: @commapress)
#WITMonth Countdown Day 48: Natalia Toledo of Mexico writes in both Spanish and Zapotec, making her one of the more interesting poets on the contemporary international scene!
#WITMonth Countdown Day 47: Eileen Chang was a Chinese wartime writer whose works explored a changing culture and society.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 46: Gabriela Alemán is an award-winning Ecuadorian writer whose novel POSO WELLS was recently published in English by @CityLightsBooks.

(Photo credit: @wwborders)
#WITMonth Countdown Day 45: Leila Abouzeid of Morocco is an Arabic-language writer best known for works exploring Moroccan womanhood and Moroccan identity in the face of French influence.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 44: Rita Indiana (@ritaindiana) is a Dominican writer whose TENTACLE was recently translated into English by @achylandia and published by @andothertweets.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 43: Qiu Miaojin remains one of the most important and classic queer voices in Taiwanese literature even decades after her tragic death, published in English by @nyrbclassics.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 42: Gabriella Ghermandi is an Ethiopian-Italian writer and musician who writes in Italian.

(Photo credit: Donzelli Editore)
#WITMonth Countdown Day 41: Nawal El Saadawi is an Egyptian writer whose works are crucially feminist, often packed into short and powerful novellas.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 40: Yōko Ogawa is an award-winning Japanese writer whose works span genres and writing styles.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 39: Okky Madasari is an Indonesian writer whose books explores themes of liberty, corruption, and day-to-day life under oppressive conditions.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 38: Marie NDiaye is an acclaimed French writer of novels, novellas, short stories, and plays, with stories spanning continents and cultures.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 37: Goli Taraghi is an Iranian writer who has published many short story collections and novels, with a short story recently published in English in @commapress' THE BOOK OF TEHRAN.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 36: Niviaq Korneliussen is a young Greenlandic author whose novel CRIMSON / LAST NIGHT IN NUUK provides a unique perspective on queer life in Greenland. (Photo credit: New Yorker)
#WITMonth Countdown Day 35: Excilia Saldaña was an acclaimed Afro-Cuban poet and children's writer, whose poetry in particular explores Afro-Cuban themes and traditions.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 34: Naomi Fontaine is an Innu writer from Quebec, whose novel KUESSIPAN explores life in a Native community in Canada.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 33: Yoko Tawada is a multiple-award-winning, genre-bending Japanese-German writer who writes in both German and Japanese.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 32: Claribel Alegría was a Salvadoran-Nicaraguan poet and novelist whose writing focused on Central and Latin American experiences.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 31: Yu Miri is a Zainichi Korean writer, whose TOKYO UENO STATION was recently translated from Japanese into English by @wrongsreversed and published by @TiltedAxisPress.

(Photo credit: @ltikorea)
#WITMonth Countdown Day 30: Yanick Lahens is an award-winning Francophone Haitian writer of novels and short stories.

(Photo credit: @DeepVellum)
#WITMonth Countdown Day 29: Paulina Chiziane is best known for being the "first woman in Mozambique to publish a novel" (Wiki), with THE FIRST WIFE translated from Portuguese into English by @archipelagobks.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 28: Qurratulain Hyder was an Indian writer, best known for her novel RIVER OF FIRE which was recently re-released by @NewDirections (self-translated from Urdu into English).
#WITMonth Countdown Day 27: Nu Nu Yi is a Burmese writer whose works have frequently been censored, including the novel SMILE AS THEY BOW (available in English translation).
#WITMonth Countdown Day 26: Mariama Bâ was a Francophone writer from Senegal whose writing placed African women's experiences at their center, best known for her short novel SO LONG A LETTER.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 25: Margarita García Robayo is a Colombian writer, best known in English for her story/novella collection FISH SOUP, translated into English by @CMCTranslations and published by @CharcoPress.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 24: Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali writer of various acclaimed novels and short stories., with several works published in English by @seagullbooks.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 23: Scholastique Mukasonga (@Mukasonga) is a Rwandan writer whose remarkable memoirs and novels about the Rwandan genocide are published in English by @archipelagobks.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 22: Ece Temelkuran (@ETemelkuran) is a Turkish writer exploring history and freedom through fiction and nonfiction alike.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 21: C. S. Lakshmi (Ambai) is an Indian (Tamil) writer and feminist scholar.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 20: Négar Djavadi is a French-Iranian writer and screenwriter, whose multiple award-nominated-and-winning novel DISORIENTAL has recently been translated into English by @tinakover, published by @EuropaEditions.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 19: Frieda Ekotto is a writer and scholar from Cameroon/Switzerland, now based in the US. Her works DON'T WHISPER TOO MUCH and PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG ARTISTE FROM BONA MBELLA were recently published by @BucknellUPress, translated by @tachtco.

(Photo: Wiki)
#WITMonth Countdown Day 18: Cynthia McLeod is a Surinamese writer of historical fiction as well as nonfiction, with a focus on Surinamese history.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 17: Jokha Alharthi is an acclaimed Omani writer, whose novel CELESTIAL BODIES (tr. Marilyn Booth, published by @sandstonepress) recently won the 2019 Man Booker International Prize.

Photo credit: Sandstone Press
#WITMonth Countdown Day 16: Tanella Boni is a writer from Côte d'Ivoire of novels, poetry, and nonfiction. Her poetry has been featured in English translation in the collection A RAIN OF WORDS, published by @uvapress and translated by Janis A. Mayes.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 15: Nathacha Appanah is a Mauritian-French writer and journalist, with novels spanning continents and backgrounds. Her books have been published in English by @maclehosepress and @GraywolfPress.

Photo credit: @maclehosepress
#WITMonth Countdown Day 14: Dương Thu Hương is a Vietnamese author of novels that tackle political and societal problems (often censored), with the most recent translation into English THE ZENITH translated by Stephen B. Young and Hoa Pham Young, published by @penguinrandom.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 13: Mayra Montero is a Puerto Rican novelist, journalist, and scholar. Several of her novels have been translated into English by Edith Grossman and published by @picadorbooks.
#WITMonth Countdown Day 12: Dunya Mikhail is a poet and nonfiction writer from Iraq who currently lives in the US and writes in both Arabic and English.

Photo credit: @NewDirections
#WITMonth Countdown Day 11: Khadija Mastoor (Mastur) was an Urdu writer from Pakistan, with several works translated into English including A PROMISED LAND forthcoming from @PenguinIndia and translated by @shreedaisy.

Photo credit: Penguin India
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